Parashat Pinchas: Numbers25:10-30:1

בס”ד Parashat Pinchas: Numbers25:10-30:1 Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 תלת דפרענותא This week we completed the fast of the 17th of Tammuz. It was on this date that the walls of Jerusalem were broken through by the … Read More

Parashat Balak: Numbers 22:2-25:9

בס”ד Parashat Balak: Numbers 22:2-25:9 Haftarah: Micah5:6-6-8 In the previous week’s blog we discussed the unique relationship between Israel and Edom. Edom came from Esau and one only needs to study the interaction between Esau … Read More

Parashat Chukat (the statute) Numbers 19:1-33:1

בס”ד Parashat Chukat (the statute) Numbers 19:1-33:1 Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33 We would all like to be a spiritual giant, never doubting G-d and always following His word in perfect obedience. Recently I spoke with an … Read More

Parashat Korach Numbers 16:1-18:32

בס”ד Parashat Korach Numbers 16:1-18:32 Haftarah: 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22 Throughout the book of Numbers the children of Israel keep rebelling against G-d. Why did the people continue in this way even after HaShem showed over … Read More

Parashat Nasso (Lift up) Numbers 4:21-7:89

בס”ד Parashat Nasso (Lift up) Numbers 4:21-7:89 Haftarah: Judges 13:2-25 Be careful, this week’s Torah reading will be different depending on where you live. If you live in Israel then it is the regular Torah … Read More

Parashat Bamidbar (In the wilderness)

בס”ד Parashat Bamidbar (In the wilderness) Numbers 1:1-4:20 Haftarah: I Samuel 20:18-42 Three things are special about this Shabbat. The first is that we are in a new Chumash (one of the five books of … Read More